UNKNOWN MASTER, Flemish
(active 1450-1500 in Hainaut)
Descent from the Cross1450-1500
Wood, height 43 cm
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent
This interesting piece is an altar fragment, which is attributed for stylistic reasons to a workshop in Hainaut, more specifically that of the Master of the Hautrage Entombment and the Isières Calvary. The characteristic traits of that master include the taut and angular treatment of the drapery.